The High Court of London has ruled upon a question that most children could have answered more efficiently: Is the thing known as a Pringle, in fact, a potato chip? Not surprisingly the answer is no.
Pringles, Procter & Gamble Co.'s salty snack stacked in a tube, are not potato chips, a London judge ruled today…
Potato chips "give a sharply crunchy sensation under the tooth and have to be broken down into jagged pieces when chewed," the Cincinnati-based company's lawyers argued. "It is totally different with a Pringle, indeed a Pringle is designed to melt down on the tongue."
I'll add that is also totally different with a Pringle because a Pringle is flat, flavorless oval of shit, while a potato chip, properly made, tastes good.
Warren agreed. Pringles aren't "made from the potato" for the purposes of the tax office's exemption, he said. He didn't say what Pringles are, other than that they're tax-exempt.
Lest anyone accuse P & G of an ethical devotion to truth in advertising, it should be noted that the company was arguing for a tax benefit which is denied to manufacturers of real potato chips.